Shared Care Scotland national conference

Battleby Conference Centre, Redgorton, Perth

This event has now taken place. This page contains information about the day including our conference report and some of the presentations. 


Over the past 20 years we have seen significant progress in the development of inclusive, accessible cultural, recreational and sporting opportunities.


Exciting new technologies, self-directed support and other creative approaches are being used by ‘trailblazer’ organisations to enable people to experience the breaks they want.


What can we learn from these ’trailblazers’?  How do we build on their achievements?


Shared Care Scotland’s Access All Areas conference aims to bring people from across Scotland together to explore these questions and consider how we can deliver equality of opportunity for all.


Amongst others, delegates will have the chance to hear from speakers including Judith Robertson, Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission,  Dr Sam Smith, Founder and Chief Executive of C-Change Scotland, and Malcolm Roughead OBE, Chief Executive of VisitScotland.  Each will address the theme through their unique perspective and are sure to challenge delegates to think creatively and imaginatively about what we can all do to promote inclusion.   Our ‘trailblazer sessions’ will feature contributions from a wide range of organisations with experience of championing access to civil society, culture, sport, leisure and recreation.  Those hosting workshops include Euan’s Guide, Sporting Memories Foundation, Cycling without Age, Gig Buddies and Inclusive Skating, along with many others.


The conference is for anyone interested in the development of inclusive, accessible recreation and leisure including: providers of mainstream or specialist short break services; policy, planning and commissioning staff, and SDS leads working across health and social care; service users and unpaid carers.